ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — West Indies collapsed to a 101-run defeat with an over left on the final day, to concede the third Test and hand Pakistan a historic first-series victory on Caribbean soil here yesterday.Resuming the morning at Windsor Park on seven for one in pursuit of 304 for victory, but more importantly needing to survive the day, West Indies were dismissed for 202 with an over left on a nerve-jangling day.
Roston Chase unveiled a defiant, unbeaten 101, but other than for captain Jason Holder's 22, no other batsman stepped up.
The hosts were undermined by champion leg-spinner Yasir Shah who claimed five for 92 to finish with match figures of eight for 218.
He was supported by debutant seamer Hasan Ali, who picked up three for 33.
Pakistan won the three-match series 2-1.
Set an improbable target of 304 and starting the final day at seven for one, all looked lost for the home side when Shane Dowrich became Yasir Shah's fourth wicket of the innings to make the score 93 for six in mid-afternoon.
However Chase, the leading run scorer on both sides in the series, found a resilient partner in Holder on the way to his fourth score in excess of 50 in the series.
Resuming after lunch at 73 for four, a swift end to the match looked likely as Vishaul Singh and Dowrich both fell to Shah, lifting the leg-spinner's wicket tally in the series to 24, equalling his previous best effort which was achieved against Sri Lanka.
Both were taken at short leg by Babar Azam and on a pitch offering turn and bounce — it appeared only a matter of time before more wickets fell.
But Chase and Holder batted with calm assurance as the Pakistanis grew increasingly impatient in pursuit of the breakthrough.
Such anxieties appeared unlikely at the start of the day.
Having already lost the wicket of Kieran Powell overnight, the home side suffered two further setbacks inside the first hour of the morning.
Kraigg Brathwaite's poor run of form continued when the opening batsman miscued an attempted cut off Shah for Hasan Ali to take the comfortable catch at backward-point. Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer batted positively for 25, but was then comprehensively bowled by Mohammad Amir for the third time in the series.
Chase, the first-innings top scorer, then joined Shai Hope, with the pair defying all the challenges presented to them by the Pakistani attack until Hasan Ali got the breakthrough and his first Test wicket 20 minutes before lunch, trapping Hope leg before with a full-length inswinger.